Oral Histories

Ruby Ray Tangreen Zufelt

b. 1908

Ruby Zufelt

But it turned out people had just ordered the tombstones and had put them just anyplace there in the lot. Burke had to locate the graves and put them where they belonged. Burke found that there’s room for me. I didn’t have to pay for the lot. Dixie called Helen’s son, who is still living in Grand Junction, to see if he had any objection to us using the lot. He said, “No, they’d be very glad to have someone on it who was interested in taking care of it.” So that was good. Del is buried there and there is still room for me. Burke gave me a deed to the lot.

Q. That was one break you got. Where is Clarence buried?

A. He’s buried in the Tangreen lot, just across the road. It’s on this side of where the building is where they take care of their equipment. And we’re on the other side and down a little bit.

Q. So you’ll be pretty close to him anyway, won’t you?

A. Not that it matters.

Q. No, it doesn’t. Things in this life we get kinda shook up about, but it doesn’t matter where we are.

A. We had a hard time finding the deed to that lot. Well, Helen had to pay for it when her
mother died. And her name was M.P. Houdashelt. They looked under M.S. Houdashelt and found it, so we got it squared away.

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